The long-awaited Nissan 400z is finally moving into its production-ready form and it has Japanese car enthusiasts more excited than ever before with its debut scheduled for August 17, 2021. After the discontinuation of the 370Z in 2020, it left a gap in Nissan’s lineup with a need to fill the empty slot.
. After the discontinuation of the 370Z in 2020, it left a gap in Nissan’s lineup with a need to fill the empty slot.Aug 17, 2021
Of course, not all buyers want a manual, so like the 370Z, we’d expect an automatic gearbox to come to production vehicles as well, but whether this will be a traditional slushbox or a dual-clutch automatic remains to be seen. Like its sister Nissan GT-R, the 2023 Nissan 400z is expected to be powered by a Biturbo V-6.
It’s been confirmed by Nissan that power from a twin-turbo V6 will be sent to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox, but as we’ve seen photos of an automatic version of the car, it’s no shock that both a manual and auto option will be available to customers.
|Models||2023 Nissan 400Z (Expected)||2021 Audi TT|
|Engine||3.0-Liter Twin-Turbocharged V6||2.0-Liter Intercooled Turbo Inline-4|
|Transmission||7-speed automatic||7-speed automated manual|
The new Z is offered in six two-tone exteriors, including the searing, signature Ikazuchi Yellow. Other colors include Brilliant Silver, Boulder Gray, Seiran Blue, Passion Red TriCoat, and Everest White Pearl TriCoat. Monotone colors are also available: Black Diamond Metallic, Gun Metallic and Rosewood Metallic.
Purported leaked information suggests the reskinned Z may not adopt the 400Z after all, and could be priced as low as $55,000 in Australia. The 2022 Nissan 400Z could simply be badged ‘Nissan Z’ and undercut hot hatches on price in the US when it is unveiled later this year, according to new information.
Nissan VR30DTT 3.0L V6 Specs
VR represents the Nissan engine family while 30 stands for the engines displacement of 3.0L. The first D means DOHC while the second refers to direct cylinder fuel injection. Finally, the TT represents the VR30’s twin turbo design.
The next-gen Nissan Z-Car will debut on August 17, 2021 in New York, New York. Called the Nissan 400Z, the car replaces the long-running 370Z, in production since 2008. The Nissan 400Z will likely use the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 from Infiniti’s Q50 and Q60 cars.
|2023 Nissan Z Specifications|
|CURB WEIGHT||3,500 lb (est)|
|L x W x H||172.4 x 72.6 x 51.8 in|
|0-60 MPH||4.0-4.4 sec (MT est)|
For starters, it will drop the 400Z monicker and will debut simply as the Nissan Z, hence our title. … Rear-wheel-drive is standard via a six-speed manual gearbox, but AWD may arrive in the Z Nismo variant, according to 400Zclub.com.
With Nissan South Africa confirming that the “introduction of 400Z in South Africa is under study and will be confirmed in due course“, the car will go on sale in America in the second quarter of 2022. … Through the Z, we bring the latest sports car design, performance and excitement to as many people as we can.”
The 370Z features a 3.7-liter V6 engine that puts out 332 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The 370Z Nismo trim has the same engine, but it produces 350 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque.
The new Z has 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque thanks to its new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. That equals 68 hp and 80 lb-ft more than the outgoing 370Z. This single engine option is mated to a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 9-speed automatic with paddle shifter straight from the mighty GT-R!
NISMO stands for Nissan Motorsports and is actually a mostly separate part of the Nissan brand that engineers some of the more common Nissan vehicles you see on roads today such as the Altima, Maxima, Versa, and so on.
The most powerful Nissan Z® engine ever: a screaming 3.7-liter, 350-horsepower beast with 276 lb-ft of torque and a 7,500-rpm redline.
Just like its predecessors, the “R32-R34”, the R35 is all-wheel drive with a twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine. But thats about all they have in common, the traditional Straight-6 RB26DETT engine has been replaced with a new V6 VR38DETT, also the four-wheel-steering HICAS system has been removed.
Manley Performance’s Q60 and Q50 VR30 Pro Series I-Beam Turbo Tuff Rods are forged from 4340 aircraft quality vacuum degassed material. After the machining is complete the Pro Series I-Beam Turbo Tuff Rods are shot peened to a MIL specification and 100% individually magnafluxed.
While we don’t know for sure, what we expect from the new 400Z is an evolved platform and powertrain borrowed from the Infiniti Q60 Coupe. Nissan has confirmed that the vehicle will have a twin-turbo V6 (believed to be the same engine from the Q60) that generates 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
The new Z goes on sale in spring 2022 as a hardtop coupe but a convertible version could follow later.
The production version of the new Nissan Z, likely called the 400Z, will debut on August 17, 2021. It’ll be powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine, and we’ll know all the performance specs at the reveal. It should make around 400 horsepower.
280Z (1975-1983) Introduced in 1975 as the successor of the 260Z, the Datsun 280Z was the final version of the 1st generation Z sports car. At the end of the 1978 model year, the 1st generation Z was discontinued and replaced by the 1979 280ZX.
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